Elvan Ceyhan

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Department of Mathematics, Koç University


Elvan Ceyhan was born on 09/20/1974 in Turkey, where he had his undergraduate education with BS in Mathematics at Koç University (KU), Istanbul. Then he went to US in 1997, attended the PhD program in Mathematics at Oklahoma State University (OSU) for a year, and switched to the Statistics Department of OSU where he received an MS in 2000. He started the PhD program in Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department in the same year at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), received an MSE in Applied Mathematics and Statistics in 2002, and defended his dissertation in October 2004. From 2000 to 2004 he worked as a research assistant with Prof. Carey E. Priebe who was also his thesis advisor at JHU. Then he was a post doctoral fellow at Center for Imaging Science, JHU. After his post-doc, he became an assistant professor at Department of Mathematics at KU, and in 2011, he has been promoted to associate professorship. His research interests are computational geometry (probabilistic investigation of random geometric graphs); graph theory (domination, arc density); pattern recognition and classification (with applications in mine and face detection); spatial data and pattern analysis (by nearest neighbor and graph theoretic methods) and their applications; statistical methods for medical data and image analysis. He has (co)authored more than 30 journal articles, gave numerous invited talks and presentations. He is an associate editor for Computational Statistics and Data Analysis and Journal of Probability and Statistical Science, and editorial board member of Model Assisted Statistics and Applications since 2007. He has been chosen as an “elected member” of International Statistical Institute in 2011. Also he has been elected as a member of BoD of International Association of Statistical Computing in March 2012 and “TWAS Young Affiliate Fellow” in June 2012, and received the prestigious International Outgoing Fellowship grant from REA of European Union in 2012, and a member of GYA in December 2012.